We’ve hand-selected some of the prettiest ski resorts for you to enjoy this winter. The huge range of skiing available in the French Alps, along with its stunning mountain scenery, cosy log cabins and world-class fine wines, makes France the ideal destination for a ski holiday. Read on to discover some of the most beautiful ski resorts with picturesque views.
The charming town of Megève is only a short journey from Geneva and enjoys some of the prettiest skiing in the Alps due to it’s stunning location beneath Mont Blanc. From the beautiful traditional style town to the stunning tree lined runs and the spectacular views of Mont Blanc, this really is one of the most picturesque ski resorts. There’s also a wide variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy and some superb accommodation options.
It’s easy to build up an appetite on Courchevel’s vast ski area (one of the largest in the world). With more Michelin stars than any other resort in the Alps, this is the ideal spot if you want to splash out on a special meal at the end of the day. The world-class restaurant at Le Chabichou Hotel serves Savoyard and Asian inspired cuisine. The dining room is extremely elegant, or try the terrace surrounded by scenic Alpine views. Courchevel is known for being a fashionable resort, but those who want to avoid the spotlight can head for the more peaceful Courchevel 1650. We highly recommend the Hotel le Portetta, which even has its own cosy converted barn.
Known for being one of the prettiest ski resorts in Europe, Méribel has more wooden chalets than anywhere else in the world. There is a good selection of bars for après ski. Chic bar, Le Poste de Secours, located in the town centre, mixes the best champagne cocktails in town. At the nearby spa town, Brides-les-Bains, enjoy a selection of treatments and thermal waters. Guaranteed to soothe away any lingering ski strain.
As Europe’s highest mountain resort Val Thorens can be relied upon for some pretty spectacular views and great snow. Enjoy dinner in the Mongolian yurt of slope-side restaurant Chalet de la Marine, followed by a torchlight descent down the slopes. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Val Thorens. The five-star Koh-I-Nor is one of our favourites and perched right at the top of the resort. Its 800 square metre spa comes fully equipped with two pools, a salt wall, ice fountain and Jacuzzi. Perfect to relax after a day on the slopes.
Alpe d’Huez is a good choice for couples who want a little rustic village atmosphere. Restaurants such as La Fondue en Folie serve up traditional (and not so traditional) fondues for two, along with a charming pully system for the bread basket. The range of activities include swimming pools to frozen waterfall climbing, with plenty of fun both on and off the slopes.
If you would like to find out more about where to find the prettiest ski resorts in France, our experts would be happy to help. Speak to our team on 0207 471 7700.
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